David: My first pick is Brian McCann and his alcohol-fueled one-man variety show on Jan 23, 8pm at the Eureka Theatre. Brian is a former writer and sketch performer for ‘Late Night with Conan O’Brien,’ and I always laughed SO HARD at his characters on that show, like ‘Preparation H Raymond,’ ‘S&M Abe Lincoln’ and ‘Robot on a Toilet.’ Everything about this man is funny.
Second, I’m really excited about Shouting at the Screen with Wyatt Cenac and Donwill, on Jan 23, 11pm at the Roxie Theatre. Wyatt and Donwill have chosen 1973 Blaxploitation action film “That Man Bolt” starring Fred Williamson that they will make fun of as it screens, and lead the audience in interactive games.
Finally, I’m always really proud of the SF Sketchfest Dozen series, which spotlights twelve of the top up-and-coming stand-up comedians. This is our fifth year of doing it, and in the past it has featured people like Chelsea Peretti, Kumail Nanjiani, Pete Holmes and Jen Kirkman. Our first two pairings happen Jan 23 and 24 at the Punch Line, with the awesome Mark Normand and Michelle Wolf on one show, and the equally awesome Sean Donnelly and Maronzio Vance on the other.”
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